There's good news out of Indiana for once this morning. While the state's new license plate benefiting LGBT youth group, IYG, was in peril of being revoked, Republican state legislator Ed Soliday has withdrawn his attempt to reform Indiana's procedures for giving out the plates citing that the debate had become too politicized. He plans to re-introduce the legislation next year when the furor over the gay license plate has subsided. The best part of the story? The legislator's decision had nothing to do with any state LGBT orgs; it same as a complete surprise to everyone. Yes, an Indiana Republican decided not to bash the gays for once.
What else should you know? Here it is:
- Conservative blogger and rabble rouser Andrew Breitbart has died unexpectedly of natural causes.
- The lottery to win a coveted spot at the White House Easter Egg Roll has opened.
- Mitt Romney has won the Wyoming caucus with a 6% lead over Rick Santorum.
- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will sign the state's marriage equality legislation into law today at 5pm Eastern.
- Also in Maryland, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard testimony on a bill to outlaw discrimination based on gender identity.
- Voting is now open for San Francisco Pride's Pink Brick Award. The annual "honor" highlights the year's biggest anti-LGBT bigot. Nominees this year include Maggie Gallagher and Peter LaBarbera.
- Three reasons why religious right groups are bigoted.
- The all star reading of "8" will be streamed live on AFER's YouTube channel on Saturday. The group announced today that Brad Pitt will play Judge Vaughn Walker.